Health Professions Advisory Council

The Health Professions Advisory Council inquires into and advises the Minister on matters related to The Regulated Health Professions Act, including referrals made by the Minister of applications for designation as a self-regulating profession under the Act.

Members of the Council are appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council. In formulating its advice to the Minister, the Council seeks information and comment from members of the public, stakeholders, health profession regulatory colleges and associations, and conducts research and engages persons or organizations with technical and subject-matter expertise.

The members of the Council are:

  • Arthur Stacey (Chair)
  • Karen Holden
Current Consultations

On May 13, 2021, the Federation of Associations of Counselling Therapists in Manitoba (FACT-Manitoba) submitted its application for self-regulation of Counselling Therapy in Manitoba. The application has been referred by the Minister of Health and Seniors Care to the Health Professions Advisory Council for investigation to provide advice regarding whether or not it is in the public interest to regulate Counselling Therapy in Manitoba under The Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA).

The RHPA sets out criteria that the Health Professions Advisory Council is to consider in investigating an application. For information on the established criteria, please see the Application Process for Requests under The Regulated Health Professions Act (Appendix 1 Questionnaire to be completed by professions seeking regulation under The Regulated Health Professions Act).

As part of their review, the Health Professions Advisory Council is now undertaking public consultations with members of the public, health organizations and associations, health profession regulatory colleges and other stakeholders. If you are interested in participating in these consultations, please complete the electronic submission form below.

Your submission form will be sent to hpac@gov.mb.ca. You will then be provided with instructions and login credentials to view FACT-Manitoba's Application for Regulation under The Regulated Health Professions Act, and any additional research or information relevant to the investigation. (Fields indicated with an asterisk (*) are required).

 

Following their review of the submission, participating organizations and individuals are asked to provide a written submission commenting on the regulation of the profession in general and responding to FACT-Manitoba's completed submission for the Health Profession Advisory Council's consideration. Participants may provide their written submission by e-mail to hpac@gov.mb.ca.

Alternatively, if you do not have access to a computer or internet service, you may mail your request to participate in the consultation to the following address:

Health Professions Advisory Council c/o
Legislative Unit, Manitoba Health and Seniors Care
300 Carton Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3M9

All submissions must be received no later than the deadline of January 31, 2022. The Health Professions Advisory Council welcomes your feedback and wishes to thank you in advance for your consideration.

Following the initial deadline, the Health Professions Advisory Council will give participants access to a copy of all written submissions from other participants and will provide FACT-Manitoba and all participating organizations and individuals with an opportunity to provide a written response to any of the submissions from the other participants. Personal information will be removed from the submissions in accordance with The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba).

Following the review and analysis of all written submissions, the Health Professions Advisory Council will inform participants if a virtual public hearing is deemed necessary. If a public hearing is arranged, the Health Professions Advisory Council will invite participants and direct presentation proceedings. An update will be posted regarding applicable deadlines and dates.

Following completion of its review, the Health Professions Advisory Council will submit its report with recommendations to the Minister of Health and Seniors Care, in accordance with the RHPA.


Reports (all PDF)